Reference Data for Engineers

Radio, Electronics, Computers and Communications

Edited by

  • Wendy M. Middleton, Editor-in-Chief, Ninth Edition; independent editor, project manager, and consultant, Wendy M. Middleton is an independent editor, project manager and consultant for technical publications. She has a life long passion for science in general, and space ship engineering in particular. She recently served as editor for Green Electronics, Green Bottom Line, by Lee Goldberg (Newnes, 2000).


  • Mac E. Van Valkenburg, Mac E. Van Valkenburg (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1952) was Grainger Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1982 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Purdue University, the Advisory Board at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Board of Directors of Engineering Information, Inc. In addition to serving as Vice President for IEEE publication activities in 1970 and 1971, Dr. Van Valkenburg was editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE and the IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, as well as editor-in-chief of the IEEE Press. Of the many distinguished books he has written, his first, Network Analysis, sold nearly a million copies.

Reference Data for Engineers is the most respected, reliable, and indispensable reference tool for technical professionals around the globe. Written by professionals for professionals, this book is a complete reference for engineers, covering a broad range of topics. It is the combined effort of 96 engineers, scientists, educators, and other recognized specialists in the fields of electronics, radio, computer, and communications technology.By providing an abundance of information on essential, need-to-know topics without heavy emphasis on complicated mathematics, Reference Data for Engineers is an absolute "must-have" for every engineer who requires comprehensive electrical, electronics, and communications data at his or her fingertips. Featured in the Ninth Edition is updated coverage on intellectual property and patents, probability and design, antennas, power electronics, rectifiers, power supplies, and properties of materials. Useful information on units, constants and conversion factors, active filter design, antennas, integrated circuits, surface acoustic wave design, and digital signal processing is also included. The Ninth Edition also offers new knowledge in the fields of satellite technology, space communication, microwave science, telecommunication, global positioning systems, frequency data, and radar.
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engineers, students, educators, technical writers, reference libraries--public and corporate


Book information

  • Published: September 2001
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7291-7


This book provides both concise and in-depth coverage. It will benefit telecommunciation engineers, designers and business managers who need to know more about modern telecommunication technology. -Quality Progress, July 2002

Table of Contents

Ch1- Frequency Data; Ch2- International Telephony Recommendations; Ch3- Units, Constants, and Conversion Factors; Ch4- Properties of Materials; Ch5- Components or Parts; Ch6- Fundamentals of Networks; Ch7- Fourier Waveform Analysis; Ch8- Filters, Simple Band-Pass Design; Ch9- Filters, Modern-Network-Theory Design; Ch10- Active Filter Design; Ch11- Attenuators; Ch12- Measurements and Analysis; Ch13- Magnetic-Core Transformers and Reactors; Ch14- Power Electronics-Rectifiers, Filters, and Power Supplies; Ch15- Feedback Control Systems; Ch16- Electron Tubes; Ch17- Power Grid-Tube Circuits; Ch18- Semiconductors and Transistors; Ch19- Transistor Circuits; Ch20- Integrated Circuits; Ch21- Optoelectronics; Ch22-Optical Communications; Ch23- Analog Communications; Ch24- Digital Communications; Ch25- Information Theory and Coding; Ch26- Computer Communications Networks; Ch27- Satellite and Space Communications; Ch28- Discrete-Time Signal Processing; Ch29- Transmission Lines; Ch30- Waveguides and Resonators; Ch31- Scattering Matrices; Ch32- Antennas; Ch33- Electromagmetic-Wave Propagation; Ch34- Radio Noise and Interference; Ch35- Broadcasting; Cable Television and Recording System Standards; Ch36- Radar; Ch37- Radio Navigation Aids; Ch38- Common Carrier Transmission; Ch39- Switching Networks and Traffic Concepts; Ch40- Electroacoustics; Ch41- Lasers; Ch42- Computer Organization and Programming; Ch43- Logic Design; Ch44- Probability and Statistics; Ch45- Reliablity and Life Testing; Ch46- Cellular Telecommunications Systems; Ch47- Mathematical Equations; Ch48- Mathematical Tables; Ch49-Miscellaneous Data